A good book on the history of the use of science, and physics in particular, since the beginning of time.
* His fascination with a small geometry book
* His brush with death when he nearly fell off a cliff
* The explosion that severely injured his hands
* The frustrating years after he graduated when he
couldn't find a job
* His fight with his parents over the woman he wanted
* The unexpected pregnancy of his girlfriend
The physical properties and history of of musical sounds is interesting. This book explains and discusses the science behind musical isntruments, how musical sounds are made and perceived, and it discusses acoustics, harmonics and the relation of waves of sound to music. It is peppered with anecdotes and examples and is easy to read.
The Seven Golden Rules of Smart Writing
How to write humor
How to write Humor
How to write Health and Fitness Books
How to Sell your Book on the Internet
You Should Write a Book: Writing it With Style and Clarity, Publishing Beautiful Pages, Selling Thousands of Copies
Considerable detail is given here. In part three, I outline the things that are needed to sell a large number of copies, namely, setting up a website, using blogs, social media and Amazon.com. And finally I discuss some of the other methods that are commonly used.
Vitamins and other nutrients needed for good health
Superfoods: the best foods for a healthy life
Exercise and fitness programs
How to avoid stress
How to get enough sleep
How to balance your emotional life
Death Rays, Jet Packs, Stunts and Supercars: The Fantastic Physics of Film's Most Celebrated Secret Agent
If you've ever wondered whether the laser in "Goldfinger" could have actually cut Bond in half, this is the book for you. It contains the five top Bond stunts of all time, the Bond cars in all their glory, the science behind the ray guns and jet pack that Bond used, along with all the other amazing devices that he used in his twenty movies. "This is a unique book that James Bond fans will not want to miss." Alain Hache, author of "the Physics of Hockey."
Discusses the major trends in physics
Explores the real-life applications of physics such as X-rays, sound waves, CAT scans and so on.
Contains more than 250 full color photographs.
For a more detailed discussion of the book go to the page "Kids Books." Several of the drawings from the book are shown there and information is given for ordering the book. Autographed copied are available from the author.
122 pages, 33 drawings.
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003
For some people, driving is an art; for others, it's a science. At the Isaac Newton school of driving, every car is a laboratory on wheels and every drive is an exciting journey into the world of physics. In this book you will see that almost every aspect of driving involves physics. The internal combustion engine, the electrical system, the brakes, and suspension system and the transmission are all covered, along with many other interesting topics.
"Written in a light-hearted manner that is successful and appealing" Hal's pick of the month. JCE
Einstein's love of learning, his love of classical music, his relationships with women, his strong pacifism and his obsession for finding a unified theory of nature are looked at in this book. It is an insightful, behind the scene look at Einstein's passions that would be of interest to anyone who wants to learn more about his human side.
"Readers looking for a good introduction to the twentieth century's leading physicist will enjoy this." Publishers Weekly
Few of us can imagine life without cars, microwaves, televisions and computers. When you turn on your computer to surf the internet, do you ever question why it works? One of the major reasons is quantum physics. It has given us a surprising number of technological marvels. In this book quantum physics is traced from its infancy. Central to the story are the physicists who made the quantum leaps that have altered our world. And while you learn about them you will also learn about the amazing links between quantum physics and the energy-saving devices of our modern world.
Someone once said to the British astrophysicst Sir Arthur Eddington, " I hear you are one of only three people in the world that understands Einstein's theory of relativity." Eddington is reported to have looked at the man with a bewildered expression. The man then said, "Don't be modest, Dr. Eddington." Eddington replied, "I wasn't being modest, I was wondering who the third person was."
This book brings relativity down to the layman level and makes it understandable (without the math) to anyone.
This was my first book and is therefore close to my heart. It's still my best seller. It has done particularly well in Japan. There's a lot about Einstein in the book, but it also covers black holes, cosmology, the early universe and other topics.
"This book will be treasured in my library as a reference book into a world that most people do not realize exists." Astronomy Magazine
"An up-to-date view of what is known of the universe's structure ... beautifully written. Every page is a pleasure." Isaac Asimov.
Hey! did you see that: endorsed by one of my long-time heros, Isaac Asimov. And it was my first book.
And what about the strange objects we call UFO's? Thousands have been seen around the world. What are they? Is there any explanation of them?
Newton was the first to explain it mathematically,and his explanation allowed us to make detailed calculations about how planets and so on in their orbits will act in the future. But surprisingly Einstein showed us it was quite different from what we thought.
Imagine the awesome power of two galaxies in collision. At this very moment thousands of galaxies are in the process of colliding somewhere in the universe. Others are exploding. What happens when galaxies collide or explode? We can now simulate collisions on the computer and therefore have a much better idea of what is going on than we had previously. A large amount about such collisions has been learned in the last few years.
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